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Hydroponics for the Home Grower

Handbook / Manual
Combines information on hydroponic growing with indoor and backyard greenhouse cultures
Presents background information on how hydroponics evolved; plant needs in terms of nutrients, water, plant growth; and how to provide these basic needs to plants
Discusses numerous vegetable crops in detail including such topics as seeding, transplanting, training of the plants, and pest and disease control
Describes hydroponic systems for self-construction or purchase including backyard greenhouses and the components needed to control the climatic conditions
Includes appendices of guidelines for seed sources and supplies; websites on hydroponics, vegetable culture, pest management, and greenhouse components; as well as books, articles, and conferences on growing hydroponically

By: Howard M Resh (Author)

355 pages, 205 b/w illustrations, 7 tables

CRC Press

Paperback | Mar 2015 | #219139 | ISBN-13: 9781482239256
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $25/€23 approx

About this book

Whether grown in soil or hydroponically, plants have similar environmental needs in order to optimize yields. To do so, home gardeners face numerous challenges, such as soil structure, fertility, watering, pests, and diseases. Hydroponics for the Home Grower addresses the proper techniques and procedures for establishing a successful hydroponic culture. It covers history and background, understanding hydroponics and how plants grow, essential nutrients, hydroponic systems, year-round growing in greenhouses, vegetable crops and cultural techniques, and sprouts and microgreens. Hydroponics for the Home Grower features extensive advice on how to begin growing hydroponically and offers appendices of supply sources and additional information.


Contents

- History and Background of Hydroponics
- Understanding Hydroponics and How Plants Grow
- Nutrients Essential to Plants and Their Sources
- Hydroponic Systems
- Year-Round Growing in Greenhouses
- Vegetable Crops & Their Cultural Techniques


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